The U.S. Department of Defense has selected FMC Professional Solutions’ EndZone Insecticide Sticker for authorized use by the Armed Forces Pest Management Board (AFPMB), and has assigned the stickers a National Stock Number (NSN).
The product has been under consideration since 2013, and the decision is the result of a detailed process. According to the AFPMB Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage, “a current DoD Pest Management Professional (PMP) must sponsor the item in an issue paper before the appropriate AFPMB Committee. After review and discussion, the committee can recommend a National Stock Number (NSN) be issued. The AFPMB Council must officially approve the committee’s recommendation before an NSN can be assigned. NOTE: Any such NSN item must be supported by enough demand by the DoD or it might lose that NSN at the next periodic NSN review.”
In conjunction with the product’s selection, Dr. Dina Richman, FMC Professional Solutions’ pest product development manager, presented a workshop on EndZone stickers at the 2015 AFPMB Pest Management Workshop in March.
EndZone stickers offer a discreet, affordable and easy-to-use solution for the control of filth flies including house, little house, phorid, blow, flesh and fruit flies and fungus gnats. The stickers employ a formulation of acetamiprid, an active ingredient found in Transport Mikron insecticide, plus an insect food source on a 4.25-sq.-in. sticker. The stickers are applied to surfaces near where flies congregate with a recommended coverage of at least one sticker per 1,000 cu. ft.
“Filth flies are more than just a nuisance, they can spread bacteria and other disease-causing organisms,” says Richman. “EndZone stickers start to kill filth files in less than one minute after ingestion, and provide up to seven months’ residual action indoors and four months of residual action outdoors.”